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West suburban school districts cry foul over proposed PE mandate, saying it will cost millions and cut academic classes

Holmes said she’ll hold off on proceeding with her legislation until she and the other bill drafters can find ways to provide more flexibility for schools. The goal of the proposal, she said, is to improve student success in class and on tests as well as stem the growing child obesity trend, she said.

When drafting the legislation, Holmes said the idea was to push for minutes rather than days to give schools more flexibility and to implement a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC studies show students who partake in physical education have improved grades and better standardized test scores and it helps them stay on-task in the classroom.

“The real problem is nobody wants a mandate,” she said said of her legislation. “It is a work in progress.”

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«April 2019»

Task force may help guide process of ending road district, moving it to Naperville Township jurisdiction

A seven-member task force may begin meeting this spring to help advise Naperville Township and road district officials on consolidation between the two groups.

More than 75% of voters April 2 said they want the Naperville Township road district consolidated with the rest of the township. As a result, the Naperville Township highway commissioner position will be eliminated in 2021 when the road district — a separate taxing body — is dissolved and its responsibilities moved to the jurisdiction of the township.

The topic was raised Tuesday at the Naperville Township Annual Meeting, Supervisor Eddie Bedford said. A proposal that a seven-member task force be created to advise on consolidation gained unanimous support from the 85 or people in attendance at the meeting, Bedford said.


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It's official — new park to be built on Naperville's south side will be Wolf's Crossing Community Park

Southwest Community Park in Naperville has a new name.

Ground will be broken at 4:30 p.m. June 19 on Wolf’s Crossing Community Park. The Naperville Park Board approved the new moniker at Thursday night’s meeting.

The name change had been discussed for several months. It recognizes the contributions of the Wolf family, which helped settle the area now known as Naperville.


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Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron

The sugar rush produced by President Trump’s largess to corporations in the 2017 tax law didn’t deal with any of these long-run problems, and is already fading. Growth is expected to be a little ...
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